Canadian Manufactured Housing Institute (CMHI)

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For more than 50 years, the Canadian Manufactured Housing Institute (CMHI) has been the voice of the factory-built housing industry in Canada. The CMHI brings manufactured housing builders, retailers, realtors, suppliers, community managers and others together to promote the construction of manufactured housing. Members of this association collaborate on a range of activities, including research and innovative projects.

General Information

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Canadian Manufactured Housing Institute (CMHI)


manufactured housing

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Documents are found in several different areas of the site:

Accessible under the Magazine tab, CMHI's Building Excellence magazine offers information on a range of topics, such as design and development, codes and standards, exports, education and training, and builder profiles. Online versions dating back to its premier issue in 2003 are available free in PDF format. The issues back to 2003 can be found here:

The Buying a Home section contains consumer information about buying a manufactured home, including descriptions of the different types of manufactured housing available. Documents are in HTML format and free.

Under "Quick Links" on the left hand side of the CMHI website, the following links can be found: Industry Statistics and Industry Education

Note: The CMHI maintains a small physical library collection of documents on the topic of manufactured housing, including CMHI reports and newsletters, magazines, copies of documents produced by other organizations, as well as books. The collection is on open shelves within the CMHI offices and is available for consultation by staff, CMHI membership and external clients.

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Intended audience: 

manufactured housing sector and consumers

Contact Information

Street Address: 
Suite 500
150 Laurier Avenue West
Ottawa, ON K1P 5J4
Mailing Address: 

(613) 563-3520

Main fax number: 

(613) 232-8600

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